Free Podcast Alert: Disrupting the Archive

When protest movements, hate speech, and other turbulent events sweep a university, they enter into conversations rich with history and often fraught with conflict. This fall, students at Duke University have protested in response to multiple incidents of hate speech targeting the black community and other communities of color as well as the queer community.

Yet, as students and faculty look the past for clarity, the archival history of Duke’s marginalized communities also reveals decades of erasure. Looking at the shortcomings of projects like “50 Years of Black Students at Duke” we ask, who owns the institutional memory of the university?

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